Our Home, Our Streets. No Off-Road Vehicles Allowed.

Albany Personal Injury Attorneys Explain the Danger of Off-Road Vehicles As a runner or bicyclist there’s nothing better than having the freedom to exercise in peace and to enjoy the pleasantness of being outdoors doing the activities we love most. Dirt Bikes on the Roadways in Albany County The inhabitants of Albany County have had […]

Blame the Basil: Food-Borne Illness Outbreak Hits the Capital Region

Albany Personal Injury Attorneys Explain the Latest Food-Borne Illness Outbreak Fresh basil may be a staple of summer cooking in many Capital Region homes and restaurants, but area consumers would be well-advised this summer to stick with local sources—and especially, to avoid basil from Siga Logistics de RL de CV of Morelos, Mexico. Basil from […]

Falling TVs, Dressers, Cabinets and Furniture Causing Deadly Injuries to Children

Albany Personal Injury Attorneys Explain Hazards of Unsecured Furniture Falling on Young Children There is a hidden hazard affecting children in homes, schools and daycares—the danger of furniture and appliance tip-overs.  Unfortunately, there is no law to protect children from this danger, and while some manufacturers are recalling and redesigning their products, there remain millions […]

Two Teenage Boys Killed by Car in Sullivan County

A car-pedestrian crash took the lives of two Hudson Valley teenagers on the afternoon of Sunday, June 2, when a vehicle driven by a retired town justice struck them as they walked along Glen Wild Road in the Sullivan County town of Rock Hill. The boys, 16-year-old Devin Zeininger and 14-year-old Justin Finkel, were first […]

Tragedy at the Parade

An evening dedicated to the memory of those who sacrificed for our country was marred by tragedy on May 22, as a Glenville woman was struck and killed by a minivan while marching in the annual Scotia Memorial Day parade. Charlene Pomichter, 69, was with a group staging on a side street while preparing to […]

New York Courts Get Serious About PTSD

Albany Personal Injury Attorney Explains Recent New York State Court PTSD Decision Following an automobile crash in July 2015, Joanne Vergine claimed that she suffered injuries to her cervical spine, which in turn triggered several categories of “serious injury” under New York state Insurance Law § 5102 (d). Mrs. Vergine and her husband commenced an […]

Court Upholds State’s Liability in Scaffolding Injury Case

Albany Construction Accident Attorney on Recent Scaffold Law Case On November 6, 2015, Agnaldo Dos Santos was performing sandblasting work on a temporary, suspended metal deck under the Patroon Island Bridge between Albany and Rensselaer when he backed into a hole in the scaffold, causing one leg to fall through to the middle of his […]

The Water-Borne Risks of Legionnaires’ Disease

Albany Negligence Lawyer on Recent Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Legionnaires’ disease has resurfaced in an Albany building that spawned at least 14 cases of the illness in 2011 and 2012, when it was a hotel. This February, one person has died and another was sickened after a new outbreak at 1228 Western Avenue, formerly a Best […]

Taking Sexual Harassment Seriously in New York State

  Albany Personal Injury Law Firm on NY State Sexual Harassment Hearing Thanks to the persistence of seven women known as the Sexual Harassment Working Group, on February 13, 2019, the New York State Legislature held its first sexual-harassment hearing in 27 years. New leadership in state government, as well as three newly elected young […]

3M Company Faces Lawsuits Over Defective Earplugs

Albany Personal Injury Law Firm on 3M Earplug Lawsuits In July 2018, 3M Company settled a lawsuit by the federal government for $9.1 million over defective earplugs, and now faces potentially thousands of personal injury lawsuits by veterans. For more than 10 years beginning in the early 2000s, contractors supplied the United States military with […]